Marieve Posted April 2, 2013 Share Posted April 2, 2013 Hi, I'm going to see Mayerling for the first time in June and as I'm not familiar with the plot, I thought it might be a good idea to watch it on DVD first so when I go to see it live I'll have a reasonable idea of what's going on and who is who. Have just had a look on amazon and noticed that there is quite a big price difference between the 1994 version with Irek Mukhamedov and the more recent one with Edward Watson. I'm dithering about whether to go for the cheaper option (this would be my natural impulse) or to pay much more for what would presumably be a clearer picture and, therefore, an easier viewing experience? When I've seen ballets on film from earlier eras (early 80s and before), I've found the 'fuzziness' of the picture quite offputting and it all seems too distant and flat, somehow. I've got the Rojo/Acosa Romeo & Juliet and Manon DVDs and love how beautifully clear they are. Would a 1994 DVD be very different in terms of clarity or would there not be too much difference? Or is one version so superior to the other that higher price or poorer quality picture doesn't matter?? Would be grateful for any opinions Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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